Richland County Sheriff’s Department


RCSD arrests Diamond for murder  

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrest of Dennis Diamond (DOB: 12/09/1984) charged with murder.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that on Saturday, June 24, 2017 Richland County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested Diamond on Hughes Street without incident. The Sheriff stated that just before 3:00 AM on Saturday, June 24, 2017, Richland County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a shots fired called at 1005 Fontaine Road, (BP Gas Station) 29223. 

The Sheriff stated that Diamond approached the victim and his acquaintance as they sat in a car and asked him for a ride. A verbal altercation became physical when Diamond, the victim and his acquaintance were all involved in a fight. Diamond pulled out a handgun and shot the victim in the lower body. The victim was driven to his residence on Hillcrest Drive where he complained about his injury, EMS was called to transport him to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital where he died. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts stated that William Archie (DOB: 03/04/1992) died as a result of a gunshot wound to the lower body. 

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Diamond was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. 


June 26, 2017

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